Acting on the advice of the Prerogative of Mercy Committee, president Ernest Bai Koroma, has pardon 133 convicted inmates in Correctional Centres across the country.
Of the 133 inmates pardoned, 69 were from the Freetown Correctional Centres; 12 from Bo; 8 from Kailahun; 7 from Kenema; 2 from Sefadu; 1 from Bonthe; 4 from Makeni; 7 from Mafanta; 2 from Kambia; 4 from Kabala; 1 from Magburaka; 2 from Port Loko; 6 from Pujehun; 1 from Mattru Jong; and 7 from Moyamba.
The total number of inmates pardoned, included 8 female inmates from Freetown, Bo and Kenema Correctional Centres.
In appreciating the President’s sense of fairness, the learned Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, had this to say: “His Excellency’s exercise of prerogative of mercy over inmates, pursuant to section 63 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991, will not only enhance our human rights image amongst the comity of nations, but is also in line with Government’s commitment to decongest
our correctional Centres,” a press release issued by the Attorney General’s office states.